With school shutdowns and re-openings, alternative schools will become more important and leaders should consider virtually reassessing those programs. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) now offers a Virtual Program Assessment (VPA) of alternative schools and programs. The NDPC Virtual Program Assessment provides expert analysis, consultation, and direction for the local school system to improve alternative programs at a lower cost than through an on-site Program Assessment and Review (PAR). The Virtual Program Assessment process consists of the following steps:
The Virtual Program Assessment joins the NDPC’s longstanding on-site Program Assessment and Review (PAR) for alternative schools and programs which is also conducted by a team of NDPC alternative education experts. The on-site PAR process is customized to local needs and context but typically consists of the following steps:
The cost of on-site PAR service for alternative schools and programs is dependent on the size, location, and complexity of programs to be assessed. Contact Todd Daggett at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your school or districts need for a Virtual Program Assessment or an on-site Program Assessment and Review for alternative schools and programs or email the National Dropout Prevention Center at email@example.com.